First and foremost I would like to welcome everyone back to a new semester and hopefully you have enjoyed your break. On behalf of the Women's Center staff, we wish you the best of luck on all of your studies, programs, projects, etc.
Now let's kick things off into high gear!
However, it's not just the students that need educating; professors also need to understand how to teach a diverse class. Too often have professors turned to me for validation as the token person of color to give support for whatever argument they have made and immediately have marked me as the sole representation for that group. It gives the false impression that all people of color think the way that I do or feel similarly on topics discussed in the class as I do. It is too much pressure for one person to now become the best representation of that group. We cannot continue to claim our society as a progressive one, working towards equity and social justice if people do not recognize their own contributions to why the world is the way it is.